Wisdom is the absolute never changing knowledge of God. It existed
before anything else and has remained pure. It grows in a person’s life with
faithfulness leading to spiritual gifts. It opposes foolish behavior and
beliefs, and encourages virtuous living and a close relationship with God. Wisdom
and grace are both “manifold” – having parts that make them complex. Truth and
grace combine to make wisdom. Wisdom is personified as a woman in the Old
Testament and is personified again in the New Testament in the person of Jesus.
When I was a
young Bible student, my grandfather taught me that wisdom is very important. He
set me on a path to explore in the Bible, eventually leading to materials I put
together in a book entitled Wisdom and Beyond. This audio series comes from the
book and I believe it will bless you. – Pastor Lafe Murray.